TOO FAR FOR O’REILLY…. As extreme as Bill O’Reilly is, I’m starting to think even he has trouble tolerating Glenn Beck.

A few weeks ago, Beck suggested “political correctness” pushed a madman to go on a shooting rampage in Alabama and kill 10 people. O’Reilly, listening to this deranged nonsense, actually began pushing back, saying he didn’t buy it.

Yesterday, O’Reilly and Beck were chatting once again, and this time, O’Reilly seemed to be openly mocking Beck’s notion of the government “slowly drifting into fascism.”

When, on Fox News, Bill O’Reilly serves as the voice of reason, it’s safe to say the network has reached a scary place.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.